The NWA-3550 is an outdoor access point, delivered in durable waterproof, dust-sealed and UV-resistant casing. It works in AP controller mode, managed AP mode and stand-alone AP mode, and has Power over Ethernet (PoE) support that allows administrators to install the device in areas where power outlets are not available. This access point offers WEP, WPA/WPA2 and 802.1x wireless encryption.
The AP also has what ZyXEL calls "load balancing" which actually lets you specify a hard limit on the number of wireless clients, or bounce new wireless connections when certain bandwidth limit is reached to avoid congestion.
Higher bandwidth and superior performance with 802.11n
3-in-1 hybrid AP WLAN including AP controller mode, managed AP mode and standalone AP mode
Brand new centralized graphic management interface for up to 24 WLAN APs
Back-up redundancy supported to provide reliable connection service
Secured tunnels for communication between controller and managed AP to prevent leaking of configurations
Enterprise-class AP functionalities with comprehensive configuration interfaces
Built with Low Smoke, Zero Halogen (LSOH) materials for plenum rating for UL 2043 support